Imminent Sonic Destruction

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Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

On February 23th, the day before the official release of ISD’s “Recurring Themes”, we will choose one winner at random from our email mailing list  to receive a copy of “Recurring Themes”. In order to win you must be a member of the mailing. The winner will be notified by email and announced on our website.  Sign up now for your chance to win a copy of “Recurring Themes”. Sign up  through the mailing list widget on the right side of the main page of...

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Review of “Recurring Themes” by Tommy Hash

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

Progressive metal is at a crossroads – we have gotten way past the point of every band trying to pin themselves as the next Fates Warning or Dream Theater while writing yawningly atrocious symphonies, concertos, & wanky solos where the musicianship has completely eclipsed the songwriting with ideas being recycled over and over again, as the lack of real musical direction and focus tends to be the ‘keeping up with the Joneses/safe as milk’ status quo these days – as long as some ‘progger’ both praises and dismisses it as daring, I guess it’s good to go, right? But even as the genre has come full circle in recent years with a host of great melodic acts such as Circus Maximus, Above Symmetry, Twinspirits, & Awake, just to name a few, have brought the lost art of arena rock songwriting back to the table, there still needs to be some type of contrast, and one that is listenable rather than some type of opus or experiment, per se. Bringing about a more hostile sound to the prog metal aura is Detroit’s Imminent Sonic Destruction, formally known as mellotron_, ISD possesses the fervor to deploy whatever musical might they have to be intertwined with melodic ideology that their dark riffage entails, but they do it with class and not out of desperation. Produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), they dub themselves as ‘Super Progressive Metal’ – hence they are moving the music forward and keeping it fresh and real, yet Recurring Themes isn’t necessarily an out of bounds album. The record mixes the intensity and musical dynamics of Symphony X, Threshold &Systematic Chaos with flexibility ala Prong, Devin Townsend, Tool, and even Radiohead for some of the more eased back moments – take for instance tunes such “Sick” & “Monster,” their passionate metal assault exemplifies the band’s hostile songwriting skills, there is also assorted attitudes hard within “With Death” & “Temple,” which start out as ballads but as a crescendo will entail, they eventually annunciate aggressive metal mantras – so it’s immediate that the album isn’t just some garden variety of the whole paint by numbers scheme. There are three extended tracks – they aren’t jerky, as the music flows from one key change and time signature to the next as opposed to sounding as if someone rudely interrupted a song, for which “Driving Home” battles up between the all out thrash vs. lush melodic passages,...

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Two More Samples from “Recurring Themes” Now Online!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2012

Check out samples from “Driving Home”, and “Raven” on our Reverb Nation page. If you like what you hear, pre-order your signed copy of “Recurring Themes” today at

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